Estella’s Story

“I had never touched a computer before, and because of Onward House, now, I can do so much. They were willing to teach me everything.

One client impacted by the economic development programming is Estela, one of the more than 500 people annually who visited our CCRC. She is now using the skills she learned to create a blossoming business. “I had never touched a computer before, and because of Onward House, now, I can do so much. They were willing to teach me everything.” she said. “Now, customers can email me when they have an idea, and I can get right back to them.”

Estela uses Microsoft Office to keep track of her inventory and bills, and has created pages on social media where she can post information and photographs of her merchandise. She used to plan two events per month, but now she’s planning four times that many. She is successful because of the economic development training she had at Onward House’s CCRC.

 

Rosalinda’s Story
After 8 years of working for a large tax preparation service, Rosalina was ready to start her own accounting business. But as new entrepreneur needing startup materials, professional marketing services were out of budget. The eCommerce classes at Onward House taught Rosalina how to use online resources and learn the computer skills needed to create professional materials, including a logo, business cards, and flyer to promote
her business. Now with a new logo and business cards, Rosalina is ready to take care of tax and accounting needs in the community!